Polygon Runway Blog

Weekly dose of inspiration and behind the scenes articles

Behind The Scenes: Modern House 3D Isometric Illustration

So, I wanted to create a modern house scene for such a long time. I think I even tried and failed at one point two years ago, when working on city themed dioramas. And now I know why. I didn't take enough time to research proper reference. But this time, I was determined. So the idea...

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Behind The Scenes: Coffee Shop 3D Isometric Illustration

I wanted to continue with the style, that I've set with the pizzeria illustration recently and coffee shop came as a natural sequel. I think the coffee and pizza are the things, that no creative can go without very long :) I didn't want to go the coffee supermarket style similar to what...

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Behind The Scenes: Scientist 3D Character Illustration

I really wanted to come up with new character design, as I'm trying to figure it out more while working on the character design course. I'm not even sure how the scientist idea came up, I think I just brainstormed the possibilities for a new character after shaman, miner, astronaut....

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Behind The Scenes: Cuban Street Illustration

After the London, New York and Rome, this is the fourth in the places series. I'm trying to avoid any kind of landmarks, I want to achieve the atmosphere of the city purely with building design choices, props and cars. For Cuba, it was kind of a no-brainer, since I knew I will include some of...

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Behind The Scenes: 3D Galaxy Cruiser Illustration

I had an idea for this ship sitting in my list for weeks, even months. Finally I was able to find some time and dig into this. It was a special case for me, because I remember a paper model of this ship all the way back in the 80's. At the time, it was issued in a local magazine as a paper...

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Behind The Scenes: Pizza Place Illustration

This is again one of those generic scenes and I had the idea resting in my list for a while. For some reason, when I think summer, small pizza place in the evening comes into my mind. There were multiple ways how to approach it, but I've decided not to do a flat shaded low poly style and I...

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A beginner's guide to learning 3D design & illustration

What started decades ago as a cutting-edge technology that transformed many industries is now a convenient design tool that’s more available than ever. Today, when you open Dribbble’s homepage, you’ll come across tons of beautiful 3D designs. 3D is a very convenient way for designers to...

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